The organization that oversees high school athletics in Wisconsin has emailed schools warning them to avoid certain chants that could hurt the feelings of opposing teams.
The e-mailed memo came after the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association reviewed how fans in the stands treated visiting schools and fans.
The memo stated: "we want to address concerns with a noticeable increase in the amount of chants by student sections directed at opponents and/or opponents’ supporters that are clearly intended to taunt or disrespect."
The memo says that anything that might be interpreted as a taunt, disrespectful or a distraction is banned.
The memo states that displays of support for the fans' home school are welcomed if they are "in a positive manner."
The memo gave examples of "unsporting" chants that include: “You can’t do that,” “Fundamentals,” “Air ball,” “There’s a net there,” “Sieve,” “We can’t hear you,” The “scoreboard” cheer, and “Season’s over”.
A three-sport star athlete was suspended for three games for tweeting displeasure with the new rules.